Finding Gobi (Main edition)

Finding Gobi (Main edition) 2

The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey

by Dion Leonard

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2017

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Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide…

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.

Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man's best friend.'

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Paperback / softback
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HarperCollins Publishers
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United Kingdom
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Dion Leonard

Dion Leonard is a 41 year old Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lucja. Dion has not only completed but competed in some of the world's toughest ultra marathons across the planet's most inhospitable landscapes.

This includes running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and also twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert, also 250km.

Dion's latest 250km race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be a completely different race where he fell in love with a stray dog (later named Gobi) that followed him during the week and who would change both of their lives forever.

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  • Get yourself a copy of "Finding Gobi"

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    This is a beautiful story and one your should not miss. Easy to read and heart-warming.

  • Sweet story about dogs, running & promises kept

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    I loved this book. In a world where negativity is the norm, this is a true story of kindness, generosity, personal integrity and courage. Finding a little stray dog he named Gobi changed ultra marathon runner Dion’s world view and shows us that there are kind, caring people all over the world. These values crossed cultural boundaries and language barriers as almost half the planet helped to bring Gobi to her forever home.
    I came away from this book feeling lighter and more optimistic and will be dipping back into it every time I need something to cheer me up.